Benjamin M. Wilson
At Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, Ben Wilson’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, including real estate, contract, and fraud and theft matters; insurance coverage issues; and nonprofit and performing arts law. Ben’s broad background and experience, in tandem with BHGR’s demonstrated commitment to integrity, accessibility, and excellence, provide a strong foundation for successful, constructive, and durable attorney-client relationships.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. While in law school, Ben served as an officer of the Public Interest Students’ Association, the Colorado Election Law Project, the Student Bar Association, and of the Law Students for the Performing Arts, receiving numerous scholarships for these and other efforts. Ben also served as a volunteer for Colorado Legal Services and competed in several moot court competitions, including as a member of the Law School’s National Moot Court teams. During law school, Ben worked as a law clerk at BHGR and as a legislative policy aide to state Sen. Michael Johnston, concentrating on present and prospective legislation before the Business, Labor and Technology committee of the Colorado Senate. While in law school, Ben also simultaneously earned a master’s degree in public administration. As Ben’s Capstone Project, he assisted one of Denver’s most promising young nonprofits, Engage 8, in its formative stages.
Before law and graduate school, Ben enjoyed a successful career as a critically-acclaimed musician, theater artist, and educator, and continues pursuing these interests as the music director and as a board member of The Catamounts, a nonprofit performing arts and education company in Boulder. When he’s not practicing law, Ben also enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking, yoga (the hotter the better), and walking around in these majestic Rocky Mountains.
EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW SCHOOL, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER, 2012
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 1997
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Colorado Bar Association
Boulder County Bar Association
Water access on the Front Range
Attorney, Megan Gutwein, participated in BizWest's Confluence Colorado Water Conference on Thursday, October 22. Joining Megan were panelists Brad Wind, general manager, Northern Water, Patrick McMeekin, vice president of land development and partner, Hartford Homes....
Updated Client Alert: State of Colorado Evictions Procedure During COVID Regulation
On June 13, 2020, Governor Polis issued an executive order temporarily curtailing eviction proceedings to provide relief to Coloradans affected by COVID-19. Since then, the Governor has issued a series of extensions and added requirements on how evictions may proceed....
Commercial Real Estate Webinar Available
Partner, Mark Changaris, participated in a commercial real estate webinar hosted by BizWest. The webinar focused on the impacts the industry is seeing as a result of COVID-19 and what landlords and tenants should know. Changaris was joined by Damian Ederhoff, partner...
In the News
Nichols Named Top Environmental Lawyer by 5280 Magazine
Hitting stands around Colorado is the latest issue of 5280 Magazine. Included in this issue is the announcement of 5280's ninth annual Denver's Top Lawyers list. To compile this list, the team at 5280 invites lawyers to vote for their peers. Once the votes are in,...
BHGR Welcomes Geoff Klingsporn
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is pleased to welcome Geoff Klingsporn to the team. Geoff Klingsporn joined the firm this month, returning to private practice after many years of representing Denver and its officers and employees in the Civil Litigation Section of...
BHGR x Community Food Share
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti has been a long-time partner of the Community Food Share - Food Bank of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Our partnership has been displayed in a few different ways - donations, golf tournaments, and so on - over the years, but today,...
Partner Peter Nichols Talks Super Ditch Project at the Colorado Law Conference on Natural Resources
The University of Colorado Boulder hosted the 42nd Annual Colorado Law Conference on Natural Resources on June 16th and 17th. The Colorado River was the focus of this year's conference given the dramatic decline in the levels of Lakes Powell and Mead. Low Water At...
CA CLIENT ALERT: The Supreme Court Holds That Individual Claims Brought Under California’s Private Attorneys General Act Can Be Compelled to Arbitration
California employers scored a victory with the Supreme Court’s June 15, 2022 decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, Case No. 20-1573, which finds that individual claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) can be compelled...
Kathleen Alt Talks Remote Work and the Challenges Companies Might Already Be Experiencing
In an article published in the Daily Camera today, Monday, April 25, partner Kathleen Alt offers some updates on the complexities of remote work, particularly, out-of-state remote workers. Check out the article here*. Writer: Paula Aven Gladych Contributors: Kathleen...